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Discussions on over office of profit: PM

Manmohan says the Govt will look at all problems relating to the controversy and find a possible solution.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 19:40 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the Government would look at all problems relating to the offices of profit controversy and find a possible solution.

"We will look at all the problems and find a possible solution," Singh said on the sidelines of the Civil investiture ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Asked whether there was any proposal to do away with the office of profit clause, the Prime Minister said, "These are all the issues which will have to be examined in the light of the developments.

"We have not reached any definite conclusions," he said.

Replying to a question on whether the Government is planning to convene an all-party meeting to thrash out the issue, Singh said, "We are consulting everybody."

On the status of the National Advisory Council (NAC) from where Sonia Gandhi resigned as Chairperson, he said NAC has rendered an excellent service. It has drawn the Government's attention to neglected areas in the social sector.

Asked whether NAC still exists, Singh said, "It is very much there."

To a question on when the new head of NAC would be announced, Singh said, "these issues will be decided in due course."